St Rita’s College reflects on the paramount preparation for life as a School-Leaver St Rita’s College reflects on the paramount preparation for life as a School-Leaver

As another School year begins, St Rita’s College reflects on outstanding results from the Class of 2021 and how the College has helped them prepare for their next big step. 

As the 2021 Senior Cohort embarks on their new life as a school leaver, many reflect on their years at St Rita’s College and how the school has prepared them for future endeavours.

With their future hovering over their head and the decision to continue studies or take a break at the forefront of their mind, these school-leavers are thanking St Rita’s for the preparation.

College Principal, Mrs Morrow commented, “In another year of unavoidable disruption to the way of life for our Year 12 students, they coped exceptionally well with the challenges that came their way throughout the year and we commend them on their acknowledgment of the importance of their studies and their perseverance.”

The resilience and determination formed are skills that will last a lifetime in a world of uncertainty.

2021 graduate Jasmine, in reflecting on her schooling commented “From Year 7, St Rita’s has taught me qualities which I will take on in my future including perseverance, resilience, and compassion. My teachers and school friends will continue to be a source of support and inspiration as I move on.”

Fellow graduate, Mia, said that “the College has helped me become more determined and has instilled in me the confidence to persevere through challenges.”

St Rita’s College encourages its students to build on essential skills which will not only help them for senior assessment but any chosen education for years following school life.

Ms Amanda Wallas, Head of Program - Student Study Centre at the College said “Our Year 12 students received a Study Skills lesson each week that covered the full suite of skills, including (but not limited to) Organisation and Time Management, Goal Setting, Exam Preparation, Revision, Wellbeing, Research Skills and Academic Reading and Writing.”

“The Study Skills lessons deal with skills that apply to tertiary education and the world of work include teaching them how to be independent learners, critical thinkers, express opinions thoughtfully and respectfully, understand and respect diversity, be empathetic and resilient.” Ms Wallas said.

With the excitement of what a new year holds, St Rita’s College continues to prepare students for future endeavours big or small. 

“I will be studying a Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics at UQ. Eventually, I would love to travel more and potentially study overseas”, Jasmine said. “I am very excited for this next chapter in my life and grateful I will take on skills and qualities that I have learnt at the College into my future years,” said Jasmine when asked if she feels prepared for the big wide world.

St Rita’s College looks forward to a safe, fun and engaging 2022 for the school and the community.